$100.00 – $220.00
Artist: Liz Gridley
Title: ‘After Anguish’
Year Created: 2019
Artist Statement: “After Anguish, my painting is a moment in a body of work responding to my own emotive response to ‘Anguish’ by August Friedrich Schneck 1877. This piece has stuck with me through 2020, the moment of loss of grief and feeling consumed. Originally part of a floor to ceiling cloudscape mural, by removing the portrait from the wall she took on her own life & agency. Furthering her story now, as a print, her vibrancy and resilience takes on new life and allows for new connections with viewers & empathy in a time of overwhelming anguish.”
Artist Bio: From an artistic interest spurred through Life Drawing sessions, Gridley’s work centres on her emotional experiences of the human body, internal stresses, and how a painted human subject can affect the emotional state of the viewer.
Gridley’s passion for realist painting emerged and has now developed to include contemporary surfaces. The reflective appeal of aluminium panels allow the viewer to influence the work by changing reflections visible through the transparent paint layers; this exchange of shadows across the paint surface allows the painted figure to occupy the space of the gallery with the viewer, rather than hide in the sealed, imagined ‘window’ of the canvas.
Gridley had her debut solo exhibition ‘Empathy, My Witness’ in 2018 at Off The Kerb Gallery following her Major Prize win at the Graeme Hildebrand Art Prize in 2017. Gridley has been a Finalist in a number of awards including the Cliftons Art Prize, the Beautiful Bizarre Magazine Art Prize (USA), fortyfive downstairs Emerging Art Prize, was awarded a commendation by judge Prudence Flint for her piece in the 2019 Rick Amor Self Portrait Prize. Gridley was also a resident of the ‘Growing Pains Initiative’ Artists Residency at Burrinja Gallery in Upwey in 2019, creating oil paintings that spread organically across the gallery walls before demolition.
Gridley is currently working from her studio in Ringwood East on a new collection of paintings, pushing the physical representation of emotive stress on the human body.
Sizes: A4 21cm x 29.7cm
A3 29.7 cm x 42cm
A2 42cm x 59.4cm
Printed at Milkbar Print on Bauhaus 230gsm Universal Art Paper (Fine art/giclee). Cotton/Alpha Cellulose, Archival, smooth finish, mid weight. Manufactured in Germany.
All prints are sold unframed.
A2, A3, A4
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